Student Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student 'education records.' Education records are, with certain exceptions, records that are directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency (such as a school district) or institution (a school such as a public elementary or secondary school, and an institution of postsecondary education such as a college or university) that receives funding under any program that is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, or by a third party acting for an educational agency or institution. This guide is a helpful resource for parents and families regarding FERPA.

The Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule also gives individuals rights over their health information, like getting a copy of their records and seeking correction. The Rule applies to three types of HIPAA covered entities, like health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically to safeguard protected health information (PHI) entrusted to them.  This guide is a helpful resource for parents and families regarding HIPAA and student health records.

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents of elementary and secondary students certain rights regarding the conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.  This notification is a helpful resource for parents and families regarding PPRA.

Should you have further questions, please contact Crystal Aker, Coordinator of Research, Assessment, and Data, at 937-505-2838.